'Frisco By-The-Bay, CA. Special to The Spoof. Following passage by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors of an ordinance banning the use, by police, of facial recognition, advocates for personal privacy immediately introduced a second ordinance that would prohibit the use of fingerprints and DNA by the district attorney in criminal trials.
In a written statement, the city branch of the ACLU argued that both fingerprinting and DNA as forms of evidence were clearly flawed, and violated the constitutional right to privacy, as well as the fourth amendment's protection against self-incrimination. The measure is expected to pass at next month's supervisors' meeting.
The facial recognition ban was adopted by an 8-1 majority, making this the first city in the nation to adopt the proposal and virtually assuring the passage of the fingerprint and DNA prohibition.